TRANSPORTATION: Rail Plan in Autoland

Plans for a rail mass-transit system for Los Angeles have had about as much success with local voters as middle-aged housewives have had at the drug counter where Lana Turner was discovered some years ago. In 1968 and again in 1974 the electorate voted down such plans and decided to continue its love affair with the automobile. Nonetheless, a third and more grandiose plan will be tacked onto the June 8 presidential primary ballot in Los Angeles County. It calls for 232 miles of track—almost exactly the same as the New York...

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